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Headword: *troxile/as
Adler number: tau,1070
Translated headword: pulleys, wheels, blocks-and-tackle
Vetting Status: high
When Alkibiades said that the scolding of Xanthippe was intolerable, Sokrates replied "No: for my part I have got used to it, just as if I were listening to pulleys non-stop".
Greek Original:
*troxile/as: *swkra/ths pro\s *)alkibia/dhn ei)po/nta, w(s ou)k a)nekth\ h( *canqi/pph loidorou=sa: a)ll' e)/gwg', e)/fh, sunei/qismai kaqaperei\ kai\ troxile/as a)kou/wn sunexe/s.
One of several anecdotes about S. and his shrewish wife (also mentioned twice under sigma 829) in Diogenes Laertius 2.36.
For Alkibiades see generally alpha 1280.
Keywords: biography; daily life; ethics; imagery; philosophy; science and technology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 November 2001@07:47:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 14 November 2004@00:35:11.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 November 2004@05:53:42.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@08:09:07.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@03:52:30.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 24 March 2014@09:06:37.


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